WHAT the HALL?
Capt. William “Bill” Pinkney, the first African American sailor to circumnavigate alone, who went on to skipper the replica slave-ship Lin Pardey, a two-time circumnavigator—west to east and east to west—and the co-author of nearly a dozen books, one of the most accomplished female cruising sailors/yachting journalists of all time. Dawn Riley, who competed at the highest ranks of Grand Prix sailing in both the America’s Cup and the Whitbread Round the World Race, and is now the executive director of the training center Oakcliff Sailing. Lynne Jewell-shore, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1988 in the doublehanded 470 class dinghy with teammate Allison Jolly in a dominating performance. Tania Aebi, who took the world by storm as she became the youngest woman